Dr. Elizabeth Croft, Professor and Associate Head in Mechanical Engineering, has been accepted as a Nominee for the YWCA Women of Distinction Awards, in the category of Technology, Science & Industry.
From the YWCA Website:
“A dedicated engineer, scholar, teacher and mentor, Elizabeth is passionately devoted to supporting and promoting the participation of women in engineering. As an expert in robotics and industrial automation, her work enables robots to work productively and safely in human environments – from factories to hospitals to homes. As a teacher, she has developed visionary and award-winning educational programs, as well as extra-curricular programs to support her students’ development outside the classroom. An energetic motivational speaker, she also encourages young girls to consider engineering as a career.”
Dr. Croft is one of six accepted Nominees in her area. The winner will be announced on Wednesday, June 3, 2009 at an Awards Reception and Dinner at the Westin Bayshore.